IGP interdicts trigger-happy Ghanaian cops

IGP Joseph Oppong-Boanuh
IGP Joseph Oppong-Boanuh

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), James Oppong-Boanuh, has interdicted two police officers who shot dead a 22-year-old man at Kasoa in the Central region of Ghana, last Friday.

The IGP has also instructed the Kasoa Divisional Police to retrieve all weapons, uniforms and other police accoutrements in the possession of the officers.

The officers in question namely Corporal Samuel Boamah and Lance Corporal Isifu Tahiru were arrested and detained for allegedly shooting the civilian at JVC drinking spot at Kasoa High tension.

The unfortunate incident happened Friday around 12:30 pm in the Awutu Senya East Municipality of the Central region.

While drinking, a confrontation broke out between the officers and some of the customers and Lance Corporal Tahiru, who had his sidearm loaded with 13 live ammunition decided to frighten the crowd by pulling out his gun.

Corporal Boamah reportedly snatched the gun and shot at the 22-year-old killing him instantly.

The two policemen, who were members of the Rovers Unit of the Kasoa Divisional Police Command, are currently in custody, pending investigations into the incident at the drinking spot.

By Emmanuel Amewugah, Daily Mail GH

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